SPANISH is a wonderful language to learn. It is also handy since more than 320 million people worldwide are native speakers of the Spanish language – that is, it is their first language. Almost 200 million more people have made Spanish their second language.

But if you need some quick useful Spanish phrases under your belt, here is a list to get you started.

Businessmen Enjoying the Local Comida Corrida, Oaxaca, Mexico

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Useful Spanish Phrases

EnglishSpanish
HelloHola
Good morning/good dayBuenos días
Good afternoonBuenas tardes
Good nightBuenas noches
My name isYo me llamo or just me llamo
Excuse me Perdón or con permiso or just permiso
PleasePor favor
I don't understandNo comprendo or no entiendo
I don't speak spanishNo hablo Español
Do you speak English? ¿Habla inglés?
I'm lostEstoy perdido
Can you help me, please?¿Me puede ayudar, por favor? or ¿Puede ayudarme, por favor?
I am from . . . Yo soy de . . .
I would like . . . Me gustaría . . .
I am hungryTengo hambre
I am thirstyTengo sed
Yes
No
No
Pleased to meet youEncantado de conocerle
Where is . . . ?¿Donde esta . . . ?
the hotelel hotel
the bathroomel baño
the (train) stationla estación
the restaurantel restaurante
the storela tienda or el almacén
How much does this cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Thank youGracias
GoodbyeAdiós